The Cornwall Independent Poverty forum provides a range of support for community organisations in Cornwall.
The CIPF have provided community development support to the following organisations:
End Hunger Cornwall work to promote awareness and provide positive input in helping to end the very real problem of food poverty within Cornwall.
Promoting awareness of issues surrounding Food Poverty throughout Cornwall and facilitating positive change to support people away from Food Insecurity.
Chy-Sawel is Cornish for House of Health giving. s the primary aim of the Chy Sawel Project, to establish a ‘Healing House’ Treatment Centre that will provide respite from prescriptive medical practices. Instead of a reliance on pills, Chy Sawel hopes to improve mental health through a holistic approach, encompassing a nutritious diet, practical activities, exercise, talking and creative therapies.
The Penzance Breakfast Project is run by the Churches Together in Penzance Area (CTIPA) and provides a valuable service to a group of vulnerable and homeless individuals in Penzance.
The Project operates between 8am and 9am with an average client attendance of 12 per day.
Hidden Help collect donations of serviceable household goods we are able to repair, up-cycle and then redistribute them to those that are in urgent need.
Their beneficiaries are wide ranging, from single parent families leaving the various shelters and hostels in the local area, to the elderly, vulnerable, long term sick, asylum seekers etc.
From what started as an idea back in 2014 on my university work placement, to a pop up shop in town, to a permanent space at St Johns Church, Penzance!
Playzone is a fun, safe and affordable soft play area for children 0-11 years.
DISC are here to help people who have fallen into the poverty trap and all its attendant problems such as homelessness, debt, mental health, addiction, etc.
If they can’t help directly, we will know someone who can. They’re here to help you get back on your feet and move forward.
Community Money Advice Launceston (formerly LMAC – Launceston Money Advice) is a team of volunteers, including trained money advisers, who offer free and confidential advice to anyone who is experiencing problems with managing their money.
Cornwall Prayer Shawls
Wanting to do something to help reach out to the lonely, socially excluded and the homeless and inspired by the Prayer Shawl Ministry in America, Jackie Holden and a small team of knitters started Cornwall Prayer Shawls.
Some shawls are intended for specific recipients, who have come to Jackie’s attention. Others shawls are made to help people in need, including those who find themselves homeless in Cornwall.
THAG provides a warm welcome, food and shelter and a regular and safe place for the homeless and vulnerably housed to meet.
Around 35 volunteers regularly give two hours a week to provide free cooked breakfasts, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
On Christmas Day and Boxing Day they offer a turkey lunch with all the trimmings.
The Gershie Project is named after one of the founders of The Cornwall Independent Poverty Forum, a lady who lived to help others.
The namesake project also aims to help people who are lonely, people who are socially excluded, people who are rurally isolated and people whose lack of interaction with others is negatively impacting upon their lives.
The Gershie Project aims to provide a safe, welcoming space where all such people can come together, chat and interact.